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Asus VS Gigabyte

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Hi my friend buying new mobo and he had one little problem

He have this pc, PII 955 BE, HD6850, 1TB HDD, 600W ...

ASUS M5A97 or GIGABYTE 990XA UD3, difference in price is about 20-30 dolars,

But there is one big problem he have Arctic freezer 7 and on old mobo he have problems cant put RAM
Main pc
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 6700k Gigabyte Z170-D3H Gigabyte R7 260X Crucial 16GB DDR4 @ 2133Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate ST2000DX001 LG GH22NS40 Windows 8 DELL U2312HM 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Natural Ergo 4000 Corsair CX430 Antec p100 Logitech M500 
Mouse PadAudioOther
Sharkoon 1337 XL Logitech Z906 Logitech G930 
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Main pc
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 6700k Gigabyte Z170-D3H Gigabyte R7 260X Crucial 16GB DDR4 @ 2133Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate ST2000DX001 LG GH22NS40 Windows 8 DELL U2312HM 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Natural Ergo 4000 Corsair CX430 Antec p100 Logitech M500 
Mouse PadAudioOther
Sharkoon 1337 XL Logitech Z906 Logitech G930 
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post #2 of 4
what if he just gets different ram?
Boinzy 2017
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570k 4.2Ghz Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H  EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SC GAMING, 06G-P4-6163-KR... G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
TOSHIBA X300 HDWE160XZSTA 6TB 7200 RPM Samsung 850 Evo 250GB Cooler Master 212+ Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer GN246HL 144hz Nixeus Moda Pro Mechanical Keyboard Cherry MX B... Antec Earthwatts 650W Thermaltake Chaser A41 
MouseAudio
Logitech G400 Bose Companion 2 
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Boinzy 2017
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
i5 3570k 4.2Ghz Gigabyte GA-Z77-DS3H  EVGA GeForce GTX 1060 SC GAMING, 06G-P4-6163-KR... G.SKILL Ripjaws X Series 8GB (2 x 4GB) 
Hard DriveHard DriveCoolingOS
TOSHIBA X300 HDWE160XZSTA 6TB 7200 RPM Samsung 850 Evo 250GB Cooler Master 212+ Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit 
MonitorKeyboardPowerCase
Acer GN246HL 144hz Nixeus Moda Pro Mechanical Keyboard Cherry MX B... Antec Earthwatts 650W Thermaltake Chaser A41 
MouseAudio
Logitech G400 Bose Companion 2 
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post #3 of 4
Thread Starter 
No, he use just G SKILL Ripjaws X
Main pc
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 6700k Gigabyte Z170-D3H Gigabyte R7 260X Crucial 16GB DDR4 @ 2133Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate ST2000DX001 LG GH22NS40 Windows 8 DELL U2312HM 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Natural Ergo 4000 Corsair CX430 Antec p100 Logitech M500 
Mouse PadAudioOther
Sharkoon 1337 XL Logitech Z906 Logitech G930 
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Reply
Main pc
(15 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Intel i7 6700k Gigabyte Z170-D3H Gigabyte R7 260X Crucial 16GB DDR4 @ 2133Mhz 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
Seagate ST2000DX001 LG GH22NS40 Windows 8 DELL U2312HM 
KeyboardPowerCaseMouse
Microsoft Natural Ergo 4000 Corsair CX430 Antec p100 Logitech M500 
Mouse PadAudioOther
Sharkoon 1337 XL Logitech Z906 Logitech G930 
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post #4 of 4
The ASUS M5A97 is an AMD 970 board.

I'd go with the 990XA. Just in case you want to Xfire down the line.
First Homebuild
(13 items)
 
  
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II 955 BE Gigabyte 970-UD3 GTX 560 TI 4GB crucial 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 1TB Caviar Green Asus DVD-RW Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Samsung SA350 
PowerCase
Xigmatek NRP 600 Coolermaster Elite 430 
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First Homebuild
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Phenom II 955 BE Gigabyte 970-UD3 GTX 560 TI 4GB crucial 
Hard DriveOptical DriveOSMonitor
WD 1TB Caviar Green Asus DVD-RW Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit Samsung SA350 
PowerCase
Xigmatek NRP 600 Coolermaster Elite 430 
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